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“Good Change of Pace on Kauai”
Review of Pomodoro - CLOSED

Pomodoro
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Portland, Oregom
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good Change of Pace on Kauai”
Reviewed 26 December 2013

In most locales, Pomodoro would be a friendly, popular, dependable neighborhood Italian restaurant that takes care to produce its own sauces for homemade pasta cooked to perfection. But in this case the neighborhood is eastern Kauai and that is the point. After several days of fresh fish and ocean views we were reedy for a different taste and we found it above a dentist's office in a shopping mall on the road from Koloa to Waimea. We especially appreciated that one of the pastes is gluten-free. Maybe not the spot if you only have 3 or 4 days on Kauai but with a week or more this is an excellent change of pace.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Edward H
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Sequim, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“What a wonderful place”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

It was a great meal and the staff was superb; they really do need a better location, because this is a wonderful place to go for a nice quality meal. It is a bit hidden, and mostly patronized by discerning locals and they all get called by name when they enter.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Frank C
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Lake Villa, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very good Italian restaurant”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

We really like this restaurant. We come here every time we're in HI and it has always been very good.
Because we remembered that the portions were large we shared a salad for the starter. I had the pizzola veal with bow tie pasta which was excellent. The sauce was rich with tomatoes, peppers and onions. My wife had the veal picata which was also very good. For desert we shared a tiramisu, yum.
We will definitely return.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Toby W
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A Good Alternative”
Reviewed 12 November 2013

We were in the mood for some Italian food, and of course, hard to find on this island. Pomodoro was suggested and I learned that the owner is from Salerno. The restaurant itself is small, but the staff are extremely kind and try to make your visit as pleasant as possible. My husband ordered the lasagna, which was wonderful and I ended up taking and I order the veal parma which I really did not care for(so my husband took). The calamari appetizer was good.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Siciliangal
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Pine Plains, New York, USA
Level 6 Contributor
191 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Good Italian Food with a Warm and Friendly Staff”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

We had a dinner at Pomodoro on a somewhat late on a Friday evening. Our server was very friendly and all of the staff made us feel right at home. It really seemed that they wanted us to feel like family. We ordered the veal Pizzaiola and the prosciutto with melon. The dishes were generous and delicious. I would recommend Pomodoro to anyone looking for good Italian food.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank NYBrownsFan
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